Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) CRPO#10200
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I have my Bachelors of Science Joint Honours Science & Psychology from the University of Waterloo and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Rehabilitation from St. Lawrence College. I am completing my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University currently. Phew! That was a lot and took a while. Since then I have completed additional training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist and Gottman’s Level 1 Certified.
Personally, I am constantly working on myself and being the best version of me for myself (ok, and my family too). I love to keep active which on some days is going for a walk and others it is running the tough mudder. I have my dog to keep me on my toes when I get lazy. I love being outdoors and often find myself there no matter the cold winters or hot summers. I enjoy learning from my children and exploring what this world has to offer. If you want to know more about me, my experiences and what I have learned, check out my blog posts and stay tuned for more.
My guiding compass is compassion and kindness paired with trust and honesty. These are the values that I live my personal life by and my therapeutic relationships by. I value my clients trust and hold it to the highest standard. My approach is also informed and collaborative. I can truly say that my clients are a great resource which need to be included.
My therapeutic approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Somatic Psychotherapy, Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, Narrative Exposure Therapy and list is still growing. My approach depends on my clients. Once we are in a space where we can start a scientifically proven approach, I inform my clients of options so they can make an informed decision on which they prefer. This means that yes, you have a say!
I may not know everything about everyone’s experiences, but I do know that I remember feeling low or anxious. What it was like to want to give up and give in if things don’t change. How I prayed, wished, and begged for it. And it’s ok if you felt that way or if you are there right now. How can we expect to handle it if we were never taught particular skills to do so? Why not learn now? Going to a therapist is like going to a teacher to learn something new. You don’t expect to be in school forever and you won’t be in therapy forever.
- Divorce & Separation
- Parenting & Co-Parenting
- Blended Families
- Life Transitions & Changes
- Self-Esteem & Confidence
- Relationship Issues
- Perfectionism & People Pleasing
- Family Conflict
- Conflict & Communication
Education & Training
- Gottman Level 1 & 2
- Gottman Institute 2021
- Certified Trauma Specialist
- Arizona Trauma Institute 2021
- M.A. Counselling Psychology
- Yorkville University 2021
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation Diploma
- St. Lawrence College 2012
- BSc. Honours Science & Psychology
- University of Waterloo 2011